The Pittsburgh Penguins will open their training camp for the 2008-09 season on Tuesday, Sept. 16 for physicals, testing and meetings at the UPMC facility on the South Side. The first on-ice practice session will be Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 9:00am at Mellon Arena.
The Penguins will remain at Mellon Arena through Friday, Sept. 19 for camp sessions. Practices at Mellon Arena, Wednesday-Friday, will be open to the public and free of charge. Players will be on the ice in various groups from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fans may enter through Gate #1 starting at 8:45 a.m. Parking in arena lots will be based on availability and daily rates will apply on weekdays. Concession stands and PenStation, the Penguins official team store, will be open inside Mellon Arena.